February 28, 2014

February 27, 2014

Demolition of D.C. "Ugly Church"

A demolition crew is tearing down the Third Church of Christ, Scientist in Washington, D.C. - and that is a good thing! While some seem excited by the destruction of the brutalist building due to aesthetic taste, this destruction also serves as a positive si…
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February 26, 2014

February 25, 2014

Ukrainian Baptists

The news from Ukraine continues to offer political instability with conflicting claims of leadership and authority (over the weekend, the Parliament ousted the controversial president but he is in hiding and calling the effort a "coup"). In this va…
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February 24, 2014

Faith & Politics

Sunday marked the end of leading a two-month study on faith and politics for the New Foundations Sunday School class at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church . I enjoyed the opportunity to explore some important topics and the engaging discussions. Last fall, I led a…
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February 21, 2014

Weekly Roundup

Here are a few stories from this week that deserve notice: * Bobsled week! Although I enjoyed the luge and skeleton runs during the Olympics last week, my favorite events are the bobsled ones. The U.S. is having a great year (with the four-man still to come)…
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February 20, 2014

February 19, 2014

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February 13, 2014

February 7, 2014

Weekly Roundup

Here are a few stories from this week that deserve notice: * "I am feeling very Olympic today!" The opening ceremonies for the Olympics today kick off two weeks of me cheering as people fly around on ice and snow. And with the return of the Jamaica…
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February 6, 2014

February 5, 2014

I’d Like to Buy an Enemy

Over the weekend, I saw the Ted & Company play I'd Like to Buy an Enemy . Actors Ted Swartz and Tim Ruebke tackle critical issues of faith, war, peace, and rhetoric (the photo is not from this play but one I took of Swartz when he performed solo at th…
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